Learning from Hollywood – the Harry Potter Model

USC recently hosted a conference entitled: “Learning From Hollywood: Can Entertainment Media Ignite an Education Revolution.” USC professor Henry Jenkins put forth his ideas about how Hollywood’s new ‘participatory culture’ (as seen in the Harry Potter Alliance) can and should be harnessed by educators and social activists.

Jenkins believes that schools should embrace the powers of social media and leverage it as a means to engage students — especially those at risk of becoming disenfranchised.

Read more thoughts about the conference and its ideas in this KQED Mind Shift Article.

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